"In The Abstract with Dennis De Caires draws on fringe sounds, lo-fi and bedroom techno to noise art and ambient sound works. Produced in collaboration with Australian community arts station 2ser. This week: Aeriae & Ben Marston."
AERIAE GUEST MIX PLAYLIST:
Seefeel Spangle 1994
Aeriae Hold R1 2007
Metropol Lilith 2005
Autechre Altibizz 2008
Retina.it Obsidian 2001
Akira Yamaoka Moonchild 1999
Random Acts of Elevator Music Up And Down 2016
Angelo Badalamenti Harold's Theme 1991
An On Bast De Profundis 2006
Simon Boswell Kris VR 1994
Makoto Tomozawa, Sayaka Fujita and Akari Kaida Located main generator 1999
Basil Kirchin Special Relativity 1973
Leksha All the colours we can see 2016
Thallium & Milo Psychopomp 2013
Gescom Key Nell 4 1996
The first half of the video is me performing the live version of Skirr from my first album Hold R1. The second half of the video is a detailed description of how this version came to be: how I ported the track elements from Logic to Ableton Live, how I organised them, how I assigned controls, and why I did or didn't make particular decisions while doing these things. Building on the overview of my setup presented in episode 1, episode 2 broaches slightly more technical topics.
So why 2B and what happened to 02A?
In the wake of episode 1, I decided to split future episodes into A and B videos. The A video will have an Aeriae track performance (2A will be Skirr) and any related production talk. The B video will have me doing a keyboard cover. I originally thought of the covers as easter eggs of sorts, but splitting them into their own videos will make them easier for random folk to find on YouTube, so it's a practicality thing.
As for why 2B has come out first, it's just that I already shot all the material needed for it. I still need to record the tech talk for 2A.
Something you won't see on most digital services is the art on the back of the virtual packaging. Here it is:
In episode 1 I talk about how I got into playing live via Moldover's awesome controllerism video. I demo Lenticular Cup and other music from the first Aeriae shows back in 2009, including the intro riff from Apple IIGS game The Immortal, then I describe my setup in detail. For the keyboard outro, I play Spy vs. Spy from the Commodore 64.
To make this record I took the material from my last live set (for the Victris mini-tour) back into the studio. This is the first time I’ve adapted material in this direction and the result has more of the dynamics and pace of my live set, and no breaks between tracks.
To promote the EP I'll be releasing a series of videos demonstrating ways my live rig has worked over time, performing those tracks on video and also playing some other ditties on the keyboard – on video.
I’d hoped to get Peril Triage released in 2016, as it was ready to go then (which would have given it a calendar date of only two years after Victris!), but because of the spacing of Clan Analogue releases, it had to slide into 2017.